AUGUST 2012 17 Provideniya, Russia 17 - 18 Nome, Alaska 19 - 31 Northwest Passage Expedition SEPTEMBER 2012 01 - 11 Northwest Passage Expedition 12 - 15 Greenland 16 - 17 At Sea 18 St. Anthony, Canada 
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Being among the 1% includes privileges. The list includes improving your handicap at the Lofoten Golf Links, handshakes with Putin in Provideniya and this year sailing in the Canadian Archipelago - mostly ice free.
The course advertised on the web site and shown above looks like an adventure - it includes breaking the thickest ice available and after that straight through Nares Strait direction Baffin Bay. But this will not happen - not this year. As an alternative M' Clure Strait is still packed with ice. Only Prince of Wales Strait is left as last resort. However, on this 'safe' route the tourists will hardly see any ice and finally depend on Captain’s Choice.-> continue reading